Earlier this year, I decided to enter the lottery for Ride the Rockies. It is a week long bike ride through the Rocky Mts. in Colorado. Each year the route changes, but always features great landscapes and towns of Colorado. Well last Friday, I found out that I had received my ticket for an adventure through the mountains! I also hope this will give me a chance to check out the Colorado area. It has always been one area that I've wanted to move to for a long time. I will have the opportunity to go up there early and look around. I'm excited about this chance I've been given.
483 miles of fun!
Another quick update - ran the Little Rock half marathon two weekends ago. The run went about as well as I thought. Throughout the winter, I had been focusing on more base training than tempo. I knew I wasn't going to have a PR and my time reflected the base training. I ran it in 1:44:36. It's actually my third best time for this race. I pretty much keep the same pace throughout at around 7:55. I couldn't go any faster and also felt I didn't need to slow down either. The race was run in cold wet conditions. The only issue I experienced was my left achilles was getting tight towards the end. I attributed that more to running on the wet pavement than anything else. Overall, I am happy with the race and shows some things I will need to work on between now and Ironman Wisconsin.